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Argo names Kirby as head of managing agency

July 31, 2017

Argo has appointed Dominic Kirby as managing director of Argo Managing Agency.

The speciality (re)insurer said that Kirby will replace David Harris, pending regulatory approval.

This comes after the company announced last September that Harris, who has led Argo's Lloyd's business since 2013, would begin transitioning into a new group-level role of head of performance, reporting directly to Argo Group CEO Mark Watson.

Kirby has more than 25 years of industry experience, which has included his prior position of head of Ariel Re UK - the Lloyd's business Argo acquired earlier this year.

Before joining Ariel Re in 2015, he was managing director at Torus Underwriting Management Limited. From 2007 to 2011, Kirby served as deputy managing director, and ultimately managing director at Flagstone Syndicate Management Limited.

Separately, Argo said it had appointed Matt Harris to lead the company's Europe and Asia operations with immediate effect.

He will report to head of international Jose Hernandez.

Prior to joining Argo, he led AIG's Southeast Asian country operations, having previously served as CEO of the carrier’s businesses in Malaysia and New Zealand.

Before joining AIG, he served as chief representative for IAG in Mumbai.